PRINCIPAL BOARD MEMBER
Name Of Organisation: UNILEVER PLC
Membership Number: 400010400000
Name Of Nominee: Martin Huxtable
Position In The Organisation: Sustainable Sourcing Director
Summary of Nominee Profile
Martin leads sustainable sourcing at Unilever with a focus on commodities such as palm oil and coconut, wood-based packaging, soy, and cocoa. He is also leading Unilever’s commitments and goals to protect and regenerate nature, including our commitment to a zero-deforestation supply chain, the implementation of our cross-commodity supplier policy for people and nature, and our strategy to empower the next generation of smallholders.
Martin joined Unilever in Durban, South Africa in 1997, initially in supply chain then working in several leadership roles in the transformation of Unilever procurement across Africa. He was posted to Singapore in 2010 where he undertook the leadership of a diverse portfolio ranging from regional tea procurement to developing new business models and sustainable agriculture-based supply chains in India, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Myanmar. Before his current position, Martin served as Global Procurement Director for Unilever based out of Switzerland.
Summary of Organisation Profile
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care, and Foods & Refreshment products, with sales in over 190 countries and products used by 2.5 billion people every day. We have 149,000 employees and generated sales of €50.7 billion in 2020. Over half of our footprint is in developing and emerging markets. We have around 400 brands found in homes all over the world – including iconic global brands like Dove, Lifebuoy, Knorr, Magnum, OMO and Surf; and other brands such as Love Beauty & Planet, Hourglass, Seventh Generation and The Vegetarian Butcher.
Our vision is to be the global leader in sustainable business and to demonstrate how our purpose-led, future-fit business model drives superior performance. We have a long tradition of being a progressive, responsible business. It goes back to the days of our founder William Lever, who launched the world’s first purposeful brand, Sunlight Soap, more than 100 years ago, and it’s at the heart of how we run our company today.
The Unilever Compass, our sustainable business strategy, is set out to help us deliver superior performance and drive sustainable and responsible growth, while:
- improving the health of the planet;
- improving people's health, confidence and wellbeing; and
- contributing to a fairer and more socially inclusive world.
While there is still more to do, we are proud to have been recognised in 2020 as a sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and - for the tenth-consecutive year - as the top ranked company in the 2020 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Sustainability Leaders survey.
For more information about Unilever and our brands, please visit www.unilever.com
For more information about our work on sustainable Palm oil, please refer to Sustainable palm oil | Unilever